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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, left, and offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell before a Rams’ scrimmage in August 2020, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)

Alum Kevin O’Connell will represent for San Diego State Sunday as he guides the Los Angeles Rams’ offense at the Super Bowl.

The four-year team captain – he played for the Aztecs from 2004-07 – appeared in 40 games and finished his collegiate career ranked third in school history in completions, at 664, fourth in passing yards at 7,689 and fifth in passing touchdowns, 46.

In 2007, he became the first player in school history to lead the team in both passing yards, 3,063, and rushing yards, 408, in the same season. He completed his bachelor’s degree in political science that same year.

O’Connell also graduated from La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad.

Regardless of what happens Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, O’Connell, 36, has a seemingly bright future, as he has been widely reported to be the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

It’s his second season as offensive coordinator for Rams, who jumped to sixth in the league in scoring this year, as quarterback Matthew Stafford tied career highs in touchdown passes, at 41, and completion percentage, 67.2.

O’Connell stepped gingerly around the topic of his new post while meeting with the press about the Super Bowl last week.

“Obviously, there’s a lot of things going on, a lot of things that I’m absolutely looking forward to,” he said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “But none more so right now than our preparation for this game.”

He came to LA after three seasons with the team now known as the Washington Commanders. He was Washington’s offensive coordinator in 2019, after serving in different roles the two prior seasons – first as the team’s quarterbacks coach, then as the passing game coordinator.

He also held posts with the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns.

O’Connell was a third-round pick by the New England Patriots in the 2008 NFL Draft. His five-year playing career, through 2012, included stints with the Lions, Jets, Dolphins and Chargers.